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Tubular Bells, revisited.

Discussion in 'music' started by Martyn Miles, May 30, 2021.

  1. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Finally remembered and found the record (but not the c.d?)

    3rd U.K. pressing apparently. Coloured labels.

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    Mike Oldfield ‎– Tubular Bells
    Label:
    Virgin ‎– V2001
    Format:
    Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress, Stereo
    Country:
    UK
    Released:
    1974
    Genre:
    Rock
     
  2. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    I have a CD of Tubular Bells given away free with a newspaper in a cardboard sleeve. It sounds rather excellent to my ears.

    Also have several original vinyl copies knocking about.
     
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  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    If it's the DM giveaway, it's worth having as it's a unique mastering, being the Red Book layer from the SACD.
     
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  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    This might be of interest - the last scene of Tony Palmer's "All You Need is Love" documentary.


    Tony presented Mike as the future of rock. Well, it was 1975... ;)
     
  5. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    That's the one.

    PS - not a DM reader!
     
  6. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Me neither, but I needed a copy of that disc. Luckily my mum buys that rag.
     
  7. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Ooh. Thanks for that information.

    I think I have one of those. Just got to find the c.d. now.
     
  8. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

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  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    @Seeker_UK

    I think you will find this interesting.

    The Mail On Sunday copy (2007) is the 2000 remaster, so I had a look on Discogs at other issues from that year and found that the 2000 remaster was issued as a HDCD.
    This is what I saw >
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    Mike Oldfield ‎– Tubular Bells
    Label:
    Virgin ‎– 7243 8 49388 26, Virgin ‎– 7243 8 49388 2 6, Virgin ‎– CDVR2001
    Series:
    Mike Oldfield Remastered HDCD
    Format:
    CD, HDCD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Country:
    Europe
    Released:
    2000

    So I put the freebie promo copy from 2007 in my Arcam Alpha 9…
    The red light has lit up, this means it is a HDCD!
    (unless I am making some mistake, but I don’t think so, the red light only comes on if I put a HDCD in the Arcam cdp.)

    I am going to edit the Discogs entry to include the HDCD format, but apart from the red light on the Arcam, I am unsure as to how to prove it as there is no mention of HDCD on the c.d. or sleeve. It does mention that it is a digital remaster published in 2000.
     
  10. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    Done.

    Somebody will ask me to revert it no doubt, I find there is too many guidelines to read and understand on Discogs sometimes.
    Hey! It’s the weekend :)

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    Mike Oldfield ‎– Tubular Bells
    Label:
    Upfront ‎– UPT 001, The Mail On Sunday ‎– UPT 001
    Format:
    CD, HDCD, Album, Promo, Reissue, Remastered
    Country:
    UK
    Released:
    22 Apr 2007
    Genre:
    Rock
     
  11. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    @Big Tabs

    Thanks for pointing that out, I never knew.

    To confirm, I banged it into Foobar and it reports as an HDCD, so yep, it is.

    So I ran both the MOS and 2000 HDCD reissue through DR database and apart from a slight difference in peak values, they have the same dynamic range so, would seem to be the same issue which is different to what the SH forum reported a few years ago which states that it's the Stereo track from the DSD remaster used on the SACD (not the hybird though o_O). https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/thre...dfield-tubular-bells-cd-version.148446/page-5

    Anyway neither sound as good to these ears as the Virgin '84 issue. :p
     
  12. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “telling it like it isn’t...”

    I didn’t know till I discovered it 6 hours ago.

    What does MOS mean?
     
  13. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Mail on Sunday.

    I thought it might have got mangled in the PFM swear filter. :p
     
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